Valenciennes: 450 schoolchildren celebrate the values ​​of sport and Olympism

The Vauban sports complex, in Valenciennes, was transformed, this Friday, September 30, into a huge sports ground with no less than 450 CM1 and CM2 schoolchildren from the city’s 16 public and private schools, to celebrate and raise colors the values ​​of sport and Olympism.

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In partnership with the National Education and the city, the Valenciennes Office for Youth and Sports (OVJS) perfectly organized the day of the Valenciennes youth games. Through this event, the first ambition was to open bridges between the school and the association partners and create meetings around the values ​​of Olympism and Paralympism.

Also, specify Grégory Chiarelli and Lorenzo Del Ciotto, respectively president and vice-president of the OVJS,  » to have a more global and cross-cutting approach by connecting the event to ecological and health issues “, with the presence, among others, of the ENTE (National School of Equipment Technicians) and the Sports and Health Center of the Valenciennes Hospital Center.

Successful bet ! Because this beautiful sunny day at the beginning of autumn took place in a festive atmosphere. The children were able to experience and discover a multitude of workshops with, among other things, sporting challenges, quizzes, adapted sports, history and culture, always in the spirit of Olympism and in the presence of renowned athletes.

Medals but above all smiles

After a busy day, results and awards ceremony on the podium
After a busy day, results and award ceremony on the podium – VDN

For the symbolism, the Georges-Huysman school collected the most gold medals and the Acacias school won the challenge of the most beautiful flag, even if everyone emerged victorious on this beautiful day.

Smiles, gifts and joy on the faces of Valencian children. Simple moments, to carry, together, the commitment of the city of Valenciennes through the label « Terre de jeux 2024 ».

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